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Albany Institute of History & Art

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Came upon this wonderful museum as a guest at a fundraiser that was held in the gallery space. What... read more

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Great New Exhibit

Stopped by with a friend from out of town on the Saturday around noon. We found the exhibit of the... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Schenectady, New York
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Step inside one of the oldest museums in North America for a glimpse of what life was like in old Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley through an amazing collection of furniture, clothing, paintings, silver and photographs, all celebrating the...more
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125 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12210-2202
+1 518-463-4478
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All reviewsthe hudson river schoolegyptian mummiessmall museumpermanent collectionon displayancient egyptamerican girllandscape paintingslocal museumcafe and gift shopvictorian eravictorian dressbook storewonderful collectionthird floorfree admissionphotography exhibit
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for the Hudson River Exhibits, which are a very good education on that style, with about 80 paintings. Quality not up there with the Metropolitan Museum, Chicago Art Institute, etc., but this is a minor museum in what is really a minor city. It...More

1  Thank David M. S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came upon this wonderful museum as a guest at a fundraiser that was held in the gallery space. What a great experience! Stunning works by Hudson River school artists and other diverse works - all presented in an intimate setting.Great spot and highly recommended!

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Reviewed August 9, 2018

Stopped by with a friend from out of town on the Saturday around noon. We found the exhibit of the work of William B Schade to be very enjoyable. It was somewhat whimsical but an exhibit I would recommend.

Thank wmcleve
Reviewed August 8, 2018

We found this museum on a miserable rainy day and were delighted to explore pieces from its diverse collection, an exhibit on a remarkable local artist and a phenomenal exhibit on the Hudson River School. There's a little cafe and a beautiful museum shop. It's...More

1  Thank Marjorie R
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This art museum is a great spot to spend 2-3 hours during an afternoon. The exhibits change often, so even if local to Albany, can go often and still see something new. AAA and student discounts make it reasonable price-wise as well.

1  Thank Heather S
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Tucked into what appears to be a small building is a wealth of history and art. While the museum is small compared to others in the area it certainly keeps your interest. It features quite a bit of history and art from the Albany area...More

1  Thank Ryan O
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place to take out-of-town guests, family, and friends. Always rotating galleries most having to do with the history or possible future of New York! Free to go. There is a suggested donation. 😎

Thank Beyondthegreysky
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Hudson River School is a group of 19th cent. romantic landscape painters of the Hudson River valley and surrounding areas. The museum has a very good selection of their more modestly sized paintings, in particularly examples of lesser known members of the group. This...More

Thank Matthias M
Reviewed June 16, 2018

This place is definitely worth a detour, as the Michelin people say. It's been in operation for several centuries. Remarkable. While we loved the somewhat idiosyncratic and unexpected display of Egyptian mummies (mummies in Albany?), the real treat was the very large room devoted to...More

Thank SanFranciscoGuy634
Reviewed May 20, 2018

I was able to catch the exhibition on Vivtiorian Dresses. It was well annotated. I enjoyed reading about how these ornate dresses were constructed. Of course, the exhibition of Hudson River School of landscape paintings was fantastic.

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Response from LaCat304 | Reviewed this property |
Hours Monday: Closed Tuesday: Open to registered groups only Wednesday: 10AM–5PM Thursday: 10AM-8PM* Library open Thursdays 1PM–4:30PM and by appointment Friday: 10AM-5PM Saturday: 10AM-5PM Sunday: Noon–5PM *Now offering... More
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$10 is General Admission. They offer free admission on Thursdays starting at 5 p.m. through 8 p.m.